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    Wednesday
    Mar132019

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    Review: 2019 Lexus RX 350

    Drivers in Northern California looking for a luxury SUV should come by Lexus Stevens Creek to learn more about the new Lexus RX 350. This midsize SUV delivers a remarkably smooth ride, a quiet and comfortable cabin, and includes plenty of standard safety technology. The 2019 Lexus RX 350 was awarded the 2019 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money by U.S News, so come by today for a test drive.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RX 350, 350L and F Sport trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 direct and port fuel injected engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model utilizes a front-wheel drivetrain which generates 295-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated EPA-rating of 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. Active Torque Control all-wheel drive is available in each grade. Drive mode select enables you to customize your drive with different modes, including sport for faster response, normal for optimal balance, and ECO for fuel efficiency.

    Convenience and Comfort

    The two-row RX 350 has seating for five while the extended wheelbase RX 350L adds available power-folding third-row seats to allow a seating capacity of seven passengers. A unique outer-sliding panorama glass moonroof which presents a sizeable opening with ample interior headroom, ambient lighting, and touch-free power rear door are available. Comfort is provided with standard NuLuxe synthetic leather upholstery, ten-way power-adjustable drivers and eight-way power adjustable front passenger’s seats, as well as optional semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs.

    Safety

    The Lexus Safety System+ is included and consists of pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A ten-airbag system with front passenger seat detection, vehicle dynamics integrated management, vehicle stability control, brake assist, and a backup camera with dynamic gridlines are standard. Optional are blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic braking and a panoramic view monitor with four high-resolution cameras.

    Pricing

    Starting at $43,670 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Feb272019

    Review: 2019 Lexus NX 300h

    The new 2019 Lexus NX 300h luxury compact SUV offers a stylish design, gets excellent fuel economy with its hybrid powertrain, and provides spacious, comfortable seats for all occupants. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in Northern California for your own test-driving experience.

    Performance

    A 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission powers the new hybrid 2019 Lexus NX300h. The full-time all-wheel drivetrain with rear electric-drive motor generates 194-horsepower and achieves an EPA-estimated total driving range of 459 miles with a full 12.8-gallon tank of gas. Kelley Blue Book places the NX300h at the top of its class with its 31-mpg combined fuel-economy*. Drive Mode Select gives you the option to choose sport mode for a more dynamic throttle response, normal for both fuel efficiency and performance, or ECO and EV mode for increased fuel efficiency.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus NX 300h is designed with convenient five-door access and includes the option for a kick sensor power rear door. There is plenty of legroom in the stadium-like rear seats which include power-folding and -reclining capability with a 60/40-split alternative. The driver and front passenger are provided comfort through the standard 10-way and 8-way power-adjustable seats respectively and with separate heaters and fans in the seat cushions for a personalized level of luxury. A 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display gives access to audio and climate controls and includes Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility to enjoy audiobooks, check the weather, and stream Amazon music.

    Safety

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2019 Lexus NX 300h a 5-star overall safety rating**. The Lexus Safety System + with pre-collision and pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high beams, eight-airbag system, and whiplash injury lessening front seats all come standard.

    Pricing

    Starting at $38,735 MSRP

    * For more information, visit www.kbb.com

    **Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

    Wednesday
    Feb202019

    Comparison: 2019 Lexus IS 300 vs 2019 Audi A4

    Drivers in the Santa Clara area looking for a five-passenger luxury sport sedan will benefit from reading the below comparison of the 2019 Lexus IS 300 against the 2019 Audi A4. The Lexus IS 300 delivers a more comfortable, yet responsive ride and offers a multitude of valuable features. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to test drive the new IS 300.

    Performance

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    The 2019 Lexus IS 300 lets you choose between the base trim or the F SPORT style as well as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The IS 300 and 300 F SPORT rear-wheel-drive trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed sport direct-shift automatic transmission which produces 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The all-wheel-drive styles provide improved traction and control and are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters which pumps out 260-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine achieves 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

    2019 Audi A4

    The 2019 Audi A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims and offers two different engines. The 40 TFSI® turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission with front-wheel-drive which produces 188-hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. The available 45 TFSI® engine is mated with quattro® all-wheel drive to help increase grip and agility and generates 248-hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine accomplishes 0 – 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

    Convenience and Technology

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    The IS 300 has a quiet cabin and comes standard with an illuminated entry system, power-folding, power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat to add options when carrying longer items. The Lexus Enform technology suite includes remote access to your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs, as well as the capability to start your engine, lock and unlock doors, and find your vehicle’s location remotely. Available is a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display that provides access to audio, current traffic and weather, navigation, and includes Amazon Alexa integration.

    2019 Audi A4

    The A4 has optional keyless engine start/stop, full-color head-up display, and ambient LED interior lighting. The available 8.3-inch center MMI® infotainment display features MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology and comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interface allowing you to access your smartphone’s features. Audi connect® integrates with Google Earth™ to provide weather conditions and traffic information and is optional.

    Safety

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    Security comes standard on the Lexus IS 300 with the Lexus Safety System + which consists of pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. A backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Lexus Enform Safety Connect roadside assistance, and a ten-airbag system are all included to help keep you and your passengers safe.

    2019 Audi A4

    Pre sense® basic and Pre sense® city come standard and help secure the vehicle during unusual maneuvers and helps detect vehicles and pedestrians that may be in the vehicle’s path. Optional are Pre sense® rear which monitors the traffic following the vehicle, rear cross traffic assist, and a top view camera system.

    Pricing

    2019 Lexus IS 300

    Starting at $38,410 MSRP

    2019 Audi A4

    Starting at $37,400 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Feb132019

    Review: 2019 Lexus RC

    Review:2019 Lexus RC

    The newly designed 2019 Lexus RC is ready to take you and three passengers on an exhilarating ride in northern California. Visit Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose to step inside this luxurious sport coupe and experience the power and modern technology features.

    Performance

    The 2019 Lexus RC is offered in four different styles: RC 300, RC 300 F SPORT, RC 350, and RC 350 F SPORT. All styles provide the option of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The RC 300 RWD trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed sport direct-shift automatic transmission which generates 241-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The RC 300 AWD and RC 350 trims are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel drivetrain, or an eight-speed automatic transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain, which pump out from 241 – 311 horsepower and 236 – 280 lbs.-ft. of torque.

    All F SPORT models utilize an adaptive variable suspension, dynamic rear steering, variable gear-ratio steering, and limited-slip differential to foresee and deliver the best handling for any situation.

    Comfort and Technology

    Nu-Luxe®-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated front seats are great options to increase comfort for all occupants. Your rear-seat passengers will always have added knee room thanks to the uniquely shaped front seatbacks. The F SPORT trims include the option for bolstered seats, an F SPORT-badged steering wheel, leather-trimmed shift knob, and red Nu-Luxe® trim with unique stitching.

    Available is a 10.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility and access to navigation, climate controls, and audio system. The three-dimensional sound will fill the cabin with the optional 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® premium surround sound audio system with Clari-Fi® technology.

    Safety

    All new RC models come standard with an eight-airbag system and Lexus Safety System + which incorporates a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, intelligent high-beam headlamps, lane departure alert with steering assist, and high-dynamic radar cruise control. Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, intuitive parking assist, and windshield wiper de-icer are optional.

    Pricing

    Starting at $41,145 MSRP

    Wednesday
    Jan232019

    Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200

    Lexus Stevens Creek in San Jose has the first-ever Lexus compact crossover waiting for you to test drive. The 2019 Lexus UX 200 offers agile performance, responsive acceleration, and best-in-class turning radius. Visit us in Northern California for an unforgettable driving experience.

    Performance

    The all-new five-passenger Lexus UX 200 offers a smooth ride with high maneuverability. The 2.0L in-line four-cylinder engine generates 160 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque through the 10-speed direct shift continuously variable transmission. The agile UX 200 with standard 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels achieves 0-60 mph in 8.9 seconds and has a top track speed of 188 mph. One of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the luxury subcompact SUV class, the UX 200 earns an estimated EPA rating of 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The 2019 Lexus UX 200 comes standard with a 7.0-inch color LCD multi-information display with a 6-speaker premium sound system. With Apple CarPlay® integration and Amazon Alexa compatibility, your voice alone can access audiobooks, stream Amazon Music, get news briefings and even check the weather. The soft leatherette upholstery with 8-way power adjustable front seats and two-way driver lumbar support standard are sure to bring optimum comfort to your driving experience. Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, full-color head-up display and full LED headlamps which feature an adaptive front lighting system to illuminate as the vehicle enters curves are all available on the UX 200.

    Safety

    Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, the most comprehensive safety system ever offered in a Lexus, comes standard on the 2019 UX 200 and offers a new low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection technology as well as road sign detection. A 10-airbag system, whiplash injury lessening front seatbacks, lane departure alert with steering assist and vehicle stability control are all included to help protect all occupants.

    Pricing

    Starting at $32,000 MSRP